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Brazil hosts Unasur Summit to relaunch regional integration

Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:55 UTC
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With Lula's return to power, Brazil has rejoined Unasur and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac). With Lula's return to power, Brazil has rejoined Unasur and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

The Government of Brazil has confirmed it will host a Summit in Brasilia on May 30 to relaunch Unasur. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's initiative will be called Meeting of Presidents of South American Countries and “aims to promote a frank dialogue among all, aimed at identifying common denominators, discussing perspectives for the region and reactivating the South American cooperation agenda in key areas, such as health, climate change, defense, combating illicit transnational corporations, infrastructure, and energy, among others,” according to Itamaraty Palace.

With Lula's return to power, Brazil has rejoined Unasur and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac). Unasur was created in 2008 as a boost to regional integration in energy, education, health, environment, infrastructure, security and democracy.

In his letter of invitation to his colleagues, Lula defends the need to “revitalize integration in South America, calls for differences to be set aside in the name of a common destiny, speaks of the need to cooperate on defense, health, and infrastructure, among other issues, mentions the geopolitical challenges of today's world, the importance of seeking collective solutions and repositioning South America as a player on the global stage,” reported O Globo.

Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira seized the opportunity this week to bring the letter personally to Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso.

Lula also said it was imperative that the countries of the region re-conceive South America as a region of peace and cooperation, and called for everyone to come to the table and engage in dialogue with transparency and a constructive spirit.

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  • Juan Cervantes

    You are a Westerner Bras, Western Hemisphere country of European stock, think before you post such stupid dribble,

    May 05th, 2023 - 02:04 pm 0
  • Juan Cervantes

    Bras, you post so much ridiculous stuff, the west is not Anglo anything it is the whole western world of which Brazil is a part of which believes in democracy and freedom, get yourself educated, with out western values Brazil would not exist,

    May 05th, 2023 - 02:50 pm 0
  • Juan Cervantes

    Bras, seriously, go to your nearest library and study politics economics and geography, When has the west threatened Brazil ? the answer is never, any exploitation in the land of Brazil is done by the white settlers (you) who robbed the land from the true native owners, BRICS is an informal trade block nothing more, India and China dont like each other and are constantly having border Skirmishes, Russia is ruled by a mad man and has no friends, South Africa is broke and desperate for Western investment, where do you get your silly nonsense from, who is stopping from developing ? the answer is no one, you, Racism, is rife in Brazil and nothing to do with anyone but yourselves, educate yourself,

    May 05th, 2023 - 03:26 pm 0
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